GLACIERS OF UNAKWIK INLET AND COLLEGE FIORD 317
that the snowfall (a) at Kenai, 180 miles southwest of College Fiord increased from 32 inches in 1901-1902 to 109 inches in 1902-1903, corresponding to the great increase at Fort Liscum in 1902-1903, and (b) the snowfall at Sunrise, 65 miles southwest of College Fiord, increased from 83 inches in 1906-1907 to 158 inches in 1907-1908, corresponding to the increase at Fort Liscum in the latter year. At Chickaloon, 950 feet above sea level in the Matanuska valley north of the Chugach Mountains and only 45 miles northwest of College Fiord, we have snowfall records during only two winters. These show 95i inches in 1907-1908 (October 25 to March 31) and only 75$ inches during the corresponding months of 1910-1911. At Copper Center, 90 miles northeast of College Fiord, the increased snowfall appears for 1907-1908, but there was not as much in 1902-1903 as in the following year, and the greatest snowfall was in 1905-1906. Ten out of fifteen other stations in distant parts of Alaska, however, show a great increase of snowfall in 1902-1903 and 1907-1908.
Secondly, the two glaciers extending down to sea level close to Fort Liscum show no adequate response to the increase in snowfall in 1907-1908. Valdez Glacier is only 8 miles north and Shoup Glacier only 10 miles northwest of Fort Liscum. Following the doubling of snowfall in 1902-1903, however, the Valdez Glacier had a slight